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Asus debuts laptop with three screens and a full-size mechanical keyboard

Top Stories - Mon, 05/27/2019 - 11:14

Just a day before Computex 2019 in Taiwan opens to the public, Asus showed off some new hardware. The ZenBook Pro Duo complete with three displays -- two of which are touch screens -- and still enough space for a full-size mechanical keyboard. If you can imagine the Touch Bar on an Apple Macbook Pro extending halfway down the base and thus pushing the keyboard right down to the edge of the computer, you can essentially grasp the design of Asus's latest launch: the Asus ZenBook Pro Duo.

Today’s best deals: Fire TV Stick for $29.99, $25 true wireless earbuds, big Apple Watch Series 4 sale, more

Top Stories - Mon, 05/27/2019 - 10:41

There are all kinds of big sales happening for Memorial Day 2019, but you don't even have to leave your home to get the best deals. Highlights from today's daily deals roundup include the best-selling $40 Fire TV Stick for $29.99, the upgraded $50 Fire TV Stick 4K for $39.99, $20 off Apple's new AirPods 2 (order now to lock in the discount even though they're out of stock), best-selling true wireless earbuds on sale for just $25.49, tons of different Apple Watch Series 4 models all on sale at their lowest prices ever, a one-day deal on the popular Eufy RoboVac 12 robot vacuum that cuts the price to just $168, up to $100 off already affordable 4K TVs with built-in Fire TV software, an awesome electric toothbrush bundle for $28, killer prices on SanDisk microSD cards, and plenty more. See all of today's top deals below.

Salvini Pulls Rank After Trouncing Five Star in EU Vote

Top Stories - Mon, 05/27/2019 - 09:26

The deputy premier said the next phase will be focused on cutting taxes -- the priority of his pro-business party, the League -- and insisted he won’t let European Union rules prevent him from delivering fiscal stimulus to the economy. Five Star saw its share of the vote sink to 17% and was pushed into third place by the center-left Democratic Party. Five Star chief Luigi Di Maio, Italy’s other deputy premier, said his party’s senior leadership hasn’t asked him to resign in the wake of the result.

Italy's Salvini says vote win is mandate to change EU budget rules

Top Stories - Mon, 05/27/2019 - 08:42

Salvini's party won 34.3% of the vote at Sunday's election, doubling the score of its ally in the ruling coalition, the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, which took just 17.1% and was pushed into third place by the center left. "The time has come to totally re-discuss old and outdated rules that have hurt Europe. Salvini, who spent much of the election campaign promising deep tax cuts in possible defiance of EU fiscal rules, showed no sign of backing down.

What iTunes means when it tells you deleted songs might not be moved to the Trash

Macworld - Mon, 05/27/2019 - 08:00

You have the option with iTunes to add music and other audio files to its library in one of two ways: you can use the default method of copying all files into the iTunes Media folder, or you can opt to add by reference, where the file remains where it is on a drive and the library points to it. (This preference is in iTunes > Preferences > Advanced.)

Some people prefer to manage their music and other audio files in their own folder hierarchy or have enormous libraries they have to keep stored on an external drive. Most people let iTunes copy files and store them in the iTunes Media folder, which is typically found in Home > Music.

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Kremlin rebuffs call to release Ukrainian sailors

Top Stories - Mon, 05/27/2019 - 07:01

The Kremlin on Monday rebuffed a call by an international maritime tribunal for Russia to release 24 Ukrainian sailors, saying the court had no jurisdiction over the strait where Russian security forces captured them. The Hamburg-based International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) on Saturday said Moscow should release the sailors immediately and that both nations should refrain from taking any action that might aggravate the dispute. The Russian navy captured the Ukrainian sailors and their three vessels in the Kerch Strait, which links the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, on Nov. 25, 2018, after opening fire on them.

How to fix autocorrect’s ‘ducking’ problem on iPhone

Macworld - Mon, 05/27/2019 - 07:00

iOS has its fair share of annoyances, but one of the worst is when it autocorrects a certain popular swear word to “duck” or “ducking” when that’s not what you ducking meant to say.

Sometimes, admittedly, a well-timed “ducking” can defuse a volatile conversation. More often than not, though, an autocorrect to “ducking” can leave you wanting to throw your phone through a ducking wall.

Fortunately, it’s not that hard to fix, although it’s a little unintuitive. At the simplest, you could simply turn off autocorrect entirely. To do this, go to Settings General Keyboard and then untoggle Auto-Correction. I don’t really recommend this, though, as I find that autocorrect’s conveniences tend to outweigh its annoyances. Here’s the better way.

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Officials: Taliban attacks kill 10 Afghan troops, 4 police

Top Stories - Mon, 05/27/2019 - 06:03

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A roadside bombing claimed by the Taliban killed 10 Afghan soldiers in the country's west while insurgent attacks on security checkpoints in northern Afghanistan killed four policemen, local officials said Monday.

Greek Snap Elections Send Bond Yields to Record Low Levels

Top Stories - Mon, 05/27/2019 - 04:57

Greece is back at odds with creditors from the euro area and the International Monetary Fund after Tsipras announced a series of relief measures, including a reduction of the country’s primary surplus target.

China bridles at rare meeting between Taiwan and U.S. security officials

Top Stories - Mon, 05/27/2019 - 04:31

China responded angrily on Monday as Taiwan confirmed the first meeting in more than four decades between senior U.S. and Taiwanese security officials. Taiwan's national security chief David Lee met White House national security adviser John Bolton earlier this month, the island's foreign affairs ministry said in a statement on Saturday. The official Central News Agency said the meeting was the first since the island and the United States ended formal diplomatic ties in 1979.

EU Seeks to Break U.S. Stranglehold on WTO 

Top Stories - Mon, 05/27/2019 - 04:04

Trade ministers from the 28-nation European Union are expected to start the process of negotiating an interim solution if the adjudicative body of the WTO becomes hamstrung, as is expected later this year, according to internal documents seen by Bloomberg. The U.S. is blocking new appointees to the seven-member WTO appellate body, which will lead to it being incapacitated in December because there won’t be enough judges to issue rulings. The EU is seeking to implement an arbitration process that would continue the “essential principles and features’’ of the appellate body, according to the memo.

Trump Said He’s Not Bothered by North Korea's Recent Missile Tests

Top Stories - Mon, 05/27/2019 - 03:55

Trump said he believes the North Korean leader wants to build up his country’s economy, and that giving up nuclear weapons is a way to do that. The U.S. president, who’s on a state visit to Japan, spoke Monday after a summit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo.

A Climber Who Died on Everest Warned on Instagram That Overcrowding Could 'Prove Fatal'

Top Stories - Mon, 05/27/2019 - 02:28

At least nine climbers have died in relation to long holdups near the summit

FEDS concerned drug lord 'El Chapo' may escape from New York prison

Top Stories - Mon, 05/27/2019 - 00:13

Guzman is currently behind bars at a federal correctional facility in New York convicted on 10 counts of drug trafficking and conspiracy to murder.

The F-35 Is An Antique: Japan Is Going All In On a 6th Generation Fighter

Top Stories - Mon, 05/27/2019 - 00:00

Technologies tested in the X-2 that could reappear in the F-3 include EMP-resistant fiber-optic fly-by-wire avionics, and ‘self-repairing’ flight systems that detect and automatically compensate for damage to an aircraft’s control-surfaces.Japan’s 2019 Mid-Term Defense review quietly revealed that after years of hesitation, Tokyo has decided to press ahead with development of its own domestically designed sixth-generation Mitsubishi F-3 air-superiority stealth fighter, rather than purchasing an additional foreign stealth design to supplement its growing fleet of F-35s.(This first appeared last month.)In February 2019, the Japanese Ministry of Defense explicitly confirmed these intentions to Jane’s. Reportedly, F-3 performance requirements are set to be released in the 2020 budget, with development officially beginning in 2021 and a first flight targeted for 2030.The new F-3 jets would then begin replacing Japan’s over one hundred home-built Mitsubishi F-2 single-engine fighters—heavily upgraded (and over-priced) F-16s—starting in the mid to late 2030s.

Israeli drugmaker Teva to pay Oklahoma $85 mn in opioid suit

Top Stories - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 23:21

Israeli pharmaceutical giant Teva agreed on Sunday to pay the US state of Oklahoma $85 million to settle a lawsuit accusing it of fueling the state's opioid epidemic, Oklahoma's attorney general said. The announcement comes after Purdue Pharma, maker of the opioid painkiller OxyContin -- a key driver of the crisis responsible for tens of thousands of deaths in the United States -- reached a $270 million settlement with the state in March. The money will be used by the midwestern state to fight the opioid crisis, Hunter said, with an announcement of how exactly it will be spent made in the future.

Glock Is a Legend (But These 5 Guns Might Be Way Better)

Top Stories - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 23:00

The integration of red dot sights onto the slide is a particular area where the aftermarket has far eclipsed Glock’s original offering. Custom slides let pistol red dots sit lower into the Glock slide, so they are lower profile and co-witnessing with iron sights is easier. Glock’s own MOS system only allows red dots to sit relatively high on the slide, and is not preferred by most users of pistol red dots.While the Glock is the most popular modern pistol, it may not be the best gun for everyone’s needs. Here are some alternatives to the Glock that could be better than it, and why.(This first appeared earlier in the month.)1\. STI 2011The STI 2011 is an updated, double-stack 1911 chambered in 9mm or .40 S&W.; Highly customized 2011s have dominated the American competition shooting scene due to their excellent single-action only triggers, high capacity and low recoil impulse.While triggers and upgrades exist that can get the striker-fired Glock near the level of the 2011, the superior shooting characteristics of the 2011 make it a far more popular choice in many competitive shooting divisions.However, 2011s are more expensive, require far more maintenance and are less reliable in adverse conditions than Glocks, so they are practically unseen in military service. For non-competitors, the Glock is almost always a better choice.2\. H&K; SFP9/VP9While H&K; released the first polymer-framed striker-fired pistol in the VP70, the SFP9 marked their first return to that market, almost thirty years after the release of the Glock.

The Latest: Saudi airport targeted by Yemen rebel drone

Top Stories - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 22:23

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local):


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